Element helps you control your air toxics emissions by sampling and stack testing for the following metals and other contaminants to meet EPA guidelines.

  • acetaldehyde
  • acetophenone
  • antimony
  • arsenic
  • barium
  • beryllium
  • cadmium
  • chlorine
  • chromium
  • copper
  • dioxins
  • formaldehyde
  • furans
  • hydrogen chloride
  • isophorone
  • lead
  • manganese
  • mercury
  • nickel
  • organic compounds
  • PCDD
  • PCDF
  • phosphorus
  • polychlorinated dibenzofurans
  • polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins
  • principal organic hazardous constituents or POHCs
  • propionaldehyde
  • selenium
  • semi-volatile organic compounds
  • silver
  • thallium
  • volatile organic compounds or VOC emissions
  • zinc
Helping industry meet EPA air pollutant regulations

Since 1990, when amendments to the Clean Air Act were signed into law, the Environmental Protection Agency has required various sources of air pollutants to monitor their releases for hazardous air pollutants—HAPs—or air toxics. Helping you comply with these EPA air quality requirements, Element Testing & Metallurgical Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to accurately sample, analyze, and measure organic compounds, metals, and other toxics in source emissions.

Onsite air toxics laboratory sampling, stack testing, and analysis services

Element experts provide practical and cost-effective solutions to air quality problems, with the support of our air emissions analytical laboratory and our onsite mobile laboratories.

Element’s Air Emissions Services group provides specialized sampling  and stack testing techniques, as contained in EPA SW-846 documents and EPA draft methodologies. Our staff of scientists, air pollution engineers, and project managers will design or recommend the best sampling and analytical method for your specific application.

Specialized EPA reference methods 

In addition to traditional EPA source sampling methods, we offer the following specialized EPA methods:

EPA Method 18 – Gaseous Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography. Gas Chromatography or GC is a chemistry method of identifying compounds.
EPA Method 0010 – Modified Method 5 - MM5 - for Semi-Volatile Organics. A filter is used to determine the concentration and identity of organic materials.
EPA Method 0030 – Volatile Organic Sampling Train or VOST. The VOST testing lab method describes the collection of volatile principal organic hazardous constituents, or POHCs from the stack gas effluents of hazardous waste incinerators. 
EPA Method 0012 and EPA Method 29 – Multiple Metals Emissions Sampling. The metals sampling train is used to determine the total chromium, cadmium, arsenic, nickel, manganese, beryllium, copper, zinc, lead, selenium, phosphorus, thallium, silver, antimony, barium, and mercury in incinerator stack emissions.

EPA Method 0011 and EPA Method 0011A – Sampling and Analysis for Aldehydes and Ketones. This method is applicable to the determination of DRE, or Destruction and Removal Efficiency, of the following analytes: Formaldehyde, Acetaldehyde, Acetophenone, Isophorone, and Propionaldehyde.

EPA Method 0050, EPA Method 0051, and EPA Method 26A – Chlorine and Hydrogen Chloride Emissions Sampling. These methods describes the collection of hydrogen chloride (HCl) and chlorine (Cl) in stack gas emission samples from hazardous waste incinerators and municipal waste combustors.

EPA Method 23 – Dioxins and Furans Sampling. This method is applicable to the determination of emissions of dioxins, or polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins—PCDDs—and furans, or polychlorinated dibenzofurans—PCDFs—from stationary sources.

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